Paralegal Studies (A.T.C.)

Do you want to know how to become a paralegal? The Advanced Technical Certificate (A.T.C.) is exclusively for the student who has earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and is now seeking a career change or certification. The paralegal classes identified in this paralegal certification meet the educational requirements for the Certified Paralegal (CP) examination administered nationwide by National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). The A.T.C. in Paralegal Studies program at FSCJ has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) since the program’s creation in Fall 2015. 

Employment opportunities may include private law firms, courthouses, governmental or administrative agencies, nonprofit organizations, corporations and other legal environments with titles such as legal assistant, legal clerk, law clerk and paralegals. The program may provide a solid foundation for those considering law school in the future as well.

This program cannot be completed entirely online.  Due to American Bar Association (ABA) requirements, students must complete a minimum number of credit hours through traditional classroom instruction. Transfer of legal specialty courses from other institutions may be limited by the program's ABA approval.

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Degree: Advanced Technical Certificate
Credit Hours: 22 Credits
Online Program : No
Program Code: 4104
Financial Aid Eligible : No
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Students who successfully graduate from this program meet the educational requirements to sit for the CP exam. The exam is administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Note: If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, please visit to determine if this program will meet the selected state’s requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing.